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Summary: For more than 40 years, the Supreme Court Internship Program has provided students with a unique opportunity to build a substantial working knowledge of the role, functions, and history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Program offers a compelling study experience and valuable exposure to work in a professional environment. Special enrichment opportunities include attending Court sessions as well as seminars organized by the Supreme Court Fellows.
Interns have responsibilities wholly distinct from the case work of the Supreme Court and do not work directly with the Justices or on cases pending before the Court. Some administrative support duty, such as answering phones and responding to inquiries from members of the public, is required.
Summary: The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is always seeking qualified individuals to consider careers in law enforcement either as sworn members or as civilian employees that support the vital mission of the agency. MPD is pleased to offer challenging and rewarding opportunities for professional development to qualified college and university students. Internships allow students to think about the transition from school to practice and to develop insights into the law enforcement profession that are rarely available in a conventional classroom setting. The MPD College Internship Program introduces students to aspects of law enforcement that enhance students’ understanding of the criminal justice system. In addition, students are introduced to the various career opportunities that await them should they decide to choose law enforcement as a career.
Intern Investigators must:
possess a strong work ethic and the ability to adapt in a dynamic environment
Summary: The Criminal Law Internship Program (CLIP) at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) provides undergraduate and graduate students with the fundamental investigative techniques and the relevant criminal law knowledge needed to assist Staff Attorneys. Intern Investigators will be assigned to Staff Attorneys in the Trial Division, but some also investigate for the Parole Division, Community Defender Division and Special Litigation Division.
Intern Investigators are provided direction and supervision by both the Internship Supervisor and their assigned Staff Attorney(s). Typical investigative tasks include: locating and interviewing witnesses, interviewing clients, taking detailed witness statements, performing extensive criminal background checks, serving subpoenas, testifying, photographing, measuring and diagramming crime scenes, preparing courtroom exhibits, writing reports regarding investigative activities, assisting with case development and generally assisting the assigned attorney(s) in and out of the courtroom. Intern Investigators will be given some clerical duties, but the majority of their work is performed out in the community.
Summary: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) seeks highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students to work as volunteers during the academic year and summer vacation. The internship program is designed to provide students with a challenging experience that reflects the demands and rewards of public service.
Interns will develop their legal writing and research skills by receiving training in Lexis research, drafting motions, advice memos, mediation statements, or case briefs. Additionally, interns have the opportunity to attend presentations from OAG attorneys on case law regarding environmental issues, ethics, opening and closing statements, taking depositions, domestic violence, child protection, criminal and juvenile prosecution, appellate advocacy, and more.
Civil Rights Division Eligibility Requirements:
Civil Rights Division Summary: The Division offers competitive student volunteer internship positions in Washington, D.C. each academic semester, including the summer, for both law and undergraduate students. These positions are volunteer (without compensation) but may be used for work-study credit. The Division also participates - subject to budget restrictions - in the Pathways Program, which provides paid internship opportunities for students. Information about eligibility and the application process for volunteer and paid student internship opportunities is set forth below.
Interns gain a unique and exciting view of the work and mission of the Division. Interns will assist Division attorneys and/or specialists in a variety of assignments, including conducting legal and factual research, preparing documents and exhibits, interviewing witnesses, summarizing depositions, analyzing records, and other case-related work. Interns in the Policy and Strategy Section, as well as interns in some other sections, will assist the Division with a full range of civil rights policy work, including legislative proposals, policy development, and engaging civil rights stakeholders.
Qualifications and preferences vary by opportunity, though many give preference to upper-classmen.
Summary: Internships with the Arlington County Police Department are designed to give students an opportunity to learn from professionals through real world experience. Each of the internships offered are in different designated and specialized departments, which allows students to gain knowledge within their desired field. Opportunities include: Investigative Assistant, Media Relations & Public Affairs Office Internship, Background Investigations Internship, and the GIS/Crime Analysis Internship.
Summary: ABA ROLI serves as the international development wing of the American Bar Association and seeks to promote justice, economic opportunity, and human dignity through the rule of law. ABA ROLI seeks interns and fellows to assist headquarters staff with a wide variety of the day-to-day support functions that are pertinent to the operations of an international NGO. Internships and fellowships are available to undergraduate, graduate, and law students depending on current staffing needs. Dates and daily schedules may be flexible in response to departmental needs, and correspond roughly to academic terms for spring, summer, and fall semesters. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.